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Merger Proposal

November 2022

Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust and Chislehurst School for Girls are working together to explore potentially establishing a new Trust to grow and improve what we offer to our schools. We are inviting thoughts on these proposals between Monday, 28th November 2022 and Monday, 12th December 2022.

The rationale behind the decision to consider joining together to form a new Trust includes:

  • Our three schools have much in common, share the same values and culture and are committed to building the new trust on these foundations. All our schools are successful and popular, and we highly value each individual school’s unique identity and character.
  • The Department for Education is strongly advising smaller Trusts to grow, as they believe this increases effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Our schools have benefited from working in collaboration within their existing partnerships, and already enjoy a close working relationship. However, combining our experience, expertise and resources would enable an even better range of services to our schools and sustain and advance educational excellence.
  • Our children and young people would achieve and experience even more as part of a larger family of schools.
  • Our staff would benefit from greater opportunities for collaboration and personal and professional development within a larger trust.

BWMAT consists of two local secondary schools: Bullers Wood School for Boys and Bullers Wood School for Girls. Chislehurst School for Girls is a single academy trust. All three schools are in the London Borough of Bromley. The two trusts are exploring coming together to create a new school trust with a new name.

We are now engaging with our communities and inviting any questions and queries before considering next steps, and further information to assist you can be found via the FAQs page.


January 2023

Our thanks for the very small number of thoughts and questions contributed by members of our communities during November and December regarding our proposed merger. In response to this we have added additional Q&A to the bottom of our FAQs page. We will now continue working together on exploring next steps, and conducting due diligence.